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policy. regulatory actions that bush executive power beyond all limits. obama is the first president since richard nixon to ignore and enacted law simply because he disagrees with it. in place of the checks and balances established by the constitution, president obama that "i refuse to take no for an answer." "where congress won't act, i will." throughout the obama presidency, we have seen a pattern. president obama circumvents congress when he does not get his way. while congress is currently debating how to reform our immigration laws, the president effectively and acted himself byct ordering immigration officials to stop enforcing immigration laws against certain unlawful immigrants. get hiscouldn't preferred change to the no child left behind education law, he testing accountability provisions. when he objected to the work waiversent, he granted that are specifically forbidden by the statutory text. instead of working with congress to amend federal drug policy, he has instructed prosecutors to stop enforcing certain drug laws in states and mandatory minimum sentences for certain
catholics. they say obama insults catholics in vatican embassy shutdown. jeb bush said hopefully it's not retribution for catholics opposing health care. they called it just the latest anti-rel anti-religious dispute. weakening america as a global leader. sounds terrible. he's closing the embassy to the vatican. true or false? he's not closing the embassy. he's moving it closer. moving it to the same compound as the same embassy as italy. the new location is also closer to the actual vatican than the old one is, so no, the president is not closing the vatican embassy. that's false and crazy, and the whole idea of moving it was the bush administration's idea before the obama administration carried it out, but that doesn't carry well on world net daily or presumably with jeb bush. take care, jeb bush, maybe it is too crazy to be true, and you should take it easy. and today, the craziest story was the dead mice being parasuited into guam to combat snakes. the story says at anderson air force base, in guam, they want to control the street snakes because brown tree snakes are not native,
and crazy, and the whole idea of moving it was the bush administration's idea before the obama administration carried it out, but that doesn't carry well on world net daily or presumably with jeb bush. take care, jeb bush, maybe it is too crazy to be true, and you should take it easy. and today, the craziest story was the dead mice being parasuited into guam to combat snakes. the story says at anderson air force base, in guam, they want to control the street snakes because brown tree snakes are not native, there's no natural predator to keep them in check. turns out the snakes are vulnerable to acetminphene. so the government has been dropping thousands of dead mice loaded with tylenol into the trees in guam to be poisonous debate for the snakes. the person running the program is a director of supervisory wildlife biology. his name is dan vice. actually, this story is true. >> u.s. department of agriculture assisted state director wildlife biologist dan vice explains the process that is proving successful at controlling the ground tree snake population. >> what we're going to b
of presidential power under both president bush and president obama. we have what many was called an imperial president model. with that trend, we also have the continued rise of the fourth branch. we have agencies that are now quite large that issue regulations -- the supreme court said that agencies could define their own jurisdiction. >> i have a couple more questions to ask. mr. cannon, you have argued that the president is going to spend billions of dollars congress did not authorize, provide premium assistance, tax credits and subsidies on federally run health care exchanges. can you walk me through why the president's plan to provide premium assistance is indeed illegal? >> we call those tax credits because that is what the statute calls them. they are government subsidies. the statute is clear. it is consistent. it said that those premium assistance tax credits would be available only to people who purchase health insurance through an exchange established by the state under section 1311. the phrase is mentioned several times explicitly. the statute is very tightly worded. it makes cle
worked for the bush white house whose job it was to lobby with congress and i met with somebody from the obama administration exactly twice in three years. i do think it is the president's duty to engage. i had a question on that but i am out of time. i do think there is a disappointment with the president not being engaged. >> republicans are concerned about executive power when the executive is up to. democrats are concerned about abuses when the executive is a republican. they need to care about issues lot more when someone from their own party occupies the white house and not just someone from the opposite party. >> i will give it back to you. >> thank you. i have missed some of this hearing and i caught some of it on the magic of video, television. joan --terested, the gentlemen had mentioned the possibility of impeachment or impeachable offenses. is that accurate? >> i cannot remember if i brought that up. i may have. >> in what context did you bring that up question mark >> in response to a question. i am not sure if i did or someone else. >> can anybody on the panel refreshes
retract my statement. my apologies. i talked to a constituency that worked for the bush white house and who's job it was to lobby with congress and i met with somebody from the obama administration exactly twice in three years and i do think it is the president's duty to engage. i have a question on that, but i'm out of time. i do think there's a disappointed with the president not being engaged. >> they are concerned about the executive power. when the executive is a republican. >> each party needs to care about these issues a lot more when they are owned, someone from their own party occupies the white house. >> my time is expired. i will give it back to you or your. >> thto. >> the chair will recognize the gentleman from tennessee. >> i have missed some of this hearing although i caught some of it on the magic of video television. i was interested in the gentleman that mentioned the possibility of impeachment. is that accurate? >> i can't remember if i brought that up. >> what context would you have brought that up? spit in response to a question. i'm not sure if i did or -- >> c
and barack obama, even comparing him unfavorably in some respects the bush, which i think will be an eye-catching statement on the part of the and widely respected with national security professionals and republican who agreed to serve in his cabinet. host: wharton, virginia, democratic caller. caller: how is everyone? host: fine, thanks. caller: number one, i did not believe that the rollout of healthcare.gov did not have a lot of problems, but think it has been way overblown. in terms of concrete numbers i bet you'll see -- you know what, we have a problem, but it was not the unmitigated disaster that so many people and most republicans have described it as , the effect on the percentage of the population being less than what they might have you believe. the next thing is instead of republicans jumping up and down and talking about how you can keep your health care plan if , building up the advances of those who lost in his interview the president said he did not take over the insurance company, that they were making decisions to pay for these plans and there was nothing in the law tha
remember he worked for both bush and barack obama and even compares obama unfavorably in some respects to bush which i think will be a eye-catching statement on the part of these widely respected sort of national security professionals. although a lifelong republican who agreed to serve in obama's cap -- cabinet. >> host: greg next in virginia. democratic caller. >> caller: hi. one thing i wanted to say. number one, i'm of the belief that roll out the health care.gov website had a lot of problems. i think it's been way overblown. i look forward to katherine testifying to give some actual concrete number. and i bet we'll see yeah there was a problem but it wasn't this disaster that so many people and most of the republicans have been describing it to be. the effect on the present population is far less than the republicans might have you believe. and the next thing is you know instead of the republicans jumping up-and-down you can keep the health care plan if you wanted. looing at this pulling up little
for the enforcement of constitutional rights and a surveillance under bush and obama and the patriot act, warrantless surveillance in the bush administration and things like that. i must say that everything we are talking about today is laughable in my opinion in the context of these problems. i am particularly struck by the overwhelming hypocrisy of the claim that the president in interpreting the law and in refusing to interpret the law in the way that would drive a stake through the law is not enforced. it's amending that he and force the law in the way that the person making the demand is not taking care and must be painfully executed. it's to the president to interpret the law within the boundaries that he has in a way that makes practical implementation of the law to fluctuate the will of the congress and the fact people that want to sabotage the wall and for if no it not to work ane no bones about it save he is not obeying this particular sentence in order to make it work. talk about hypocrisy. let me ask a question. have you made this statement i want to ask mr. lazarus the following question
is the irony just being missed by republicans, that they used to want george w. bush to be extraordinarily power and now they don't like president obama being an uber, meaning awesome president? >> yeah, they were totally comfortable with president bush having wide-ranging executive -- far-reaching and you know, ground-breaking really executive power. this president not so much. but the thing that i find really fascinating too, and you'll remember, it started very early when he started appointing people and he had the -- what they were calling green jobs czars and other things. the czars, that was the initial. but they vacillate. they can't decide which attack they want to go with. he's either this like supreme dictatorial, you know, heavy handed leader, or he's totally feckless and leading from behind, and he's -- >> exactly. >> just observe ohhing his administration without actually taking part. so they go between these two extremes. basically finding any angle that they possibly can. to attack and undermine this president. >> james, i feel like we need to now hear from our dictatorial c
divided government. what is the difference between what president obama is doing now with all the executive orders and declarations and president bush and the signing orders that were so controversial? >> well, again, there are certainly circumstances when previous presidents have exceeded their authority under the law. and it is the responsibility of congress, in not a partisan way, but a bipartisan way to put a check on that. and the hearings we heard today are a part of that. >> is there something you can do about it? >> it is about sun light, about cutting off funds. it is about lawsuits, changing the law so that members of congress and the congress itself can have standing to challenge abuse of authority in the courts. there are a number of steps that the congress can and should take. but it only works well if the congress in both parties recognize that this is a challenge to one of our great principles of our democracy, separation of powers. and they have to join together in a bipartisan way in order to be effective. and the american people need to speak out about it, to
the best education they can. it's four years after president obama says what is at stake is nothing less than the american dream and george w. bush warned about the soft bigotry and reynold regan said it's eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity. a global exam given to 15-year-old s showing them average in science and reading and below average in math. there were little or no gains in the last decade while other countries raced ahead of the united states. here to talk about it amanda riply author of the smartest kids in the world and how they got that way. this latest study is one of a continuing string of stud sdis that shows the u.s. educational system lacking behind the rest of the world. it doesn't seem like the u.s. is getting worse, just the rest of the world getting better. >> that's exactly right, anderson. this is very revealing. it shows we're walking around in one of those people movers going nowhere, the rest of the world, very many countries are on escalators. what this shows is it's not so much we've been doing anything differently but in a context everybody is playing to win
for not firing her. i am not sure if you took it out of the equation that obama would four her. he's one of these people who are extremely loyal. there is comparison drawn with him and joefrj bush in this way they put that above what is best. >> to a fault? >> yes, to a fault. and i do think that people should be held accountable. it is one of the criticisms of having government running things. there is not accountability. in the private sector obama compared it to an apple roll out. one of the apple roll outs when they had problems, they fired the person responsible for the problem. and that's what you do in the private sector. you need to mentality. this is a serious screw up that affected a lot of people. >> i have to add someone. even if you fire everybody involved in the website, what does that do with the legislation? there is no policy change. it is obama care. >> there is no accountablity in firing one person or twochlt there is accountability in changing legislation and the 5 million that lost health insurance. and tens of millions. >> marilyn ta venner and henrow childs chief d
think he is. president bush occasionally declined to execute statutes because he believed they were unconstitution unconstitutional. that's another matter. but president obama is declining to execute laws without a claim of constitutionality just for policy preference. >> let me go to obama care. specifically, has he done anything in that law that's overstepping the constitution in your opinion? >> yeah, i think that he has. he suspended the employer mandate for a year. this is a provision of the statute which is crystal clear about the date when it starts, january 1. and he's decided to suspend it for an extra year and it's not because he thinks the statute's unconstitutional. it's because he finds it politically convenient to extend it for a year. this is in the teeth of the plain, clear text of the statute. >> if his job is to execute the law, congress is to legislate and create the law. his is to execute it and the judiciary is the one, the judges and everything. is there any way to challenge. it's a rather complicated issue. is there anyone who can go to court and say the presi
. nearly 40% have a favorable of chris christie. the former governor of florida jeb bush gets 29%. ted cruz 24%. marco rubio 22% and ran paul comes in at 21%. everyone by christie had higher unfavorable ratings than favorable. >>> this comes at the obama administration looks far replacement for the current second in command at the pentagon. when shitakes the position she will become the highest ranking woman ever. fox most recently served as the pentagon's director. >>> time is 4:54. the tsa is opening offices where people can register for the tsa precheck program. that allows people to have their own line at airport check points. they also don't have to remove their shoes or coats or take out laptops or liquids. it takes about $85 to enroll for four years. you need your photos and fingerprints taken as well. in the meantime in the past two years the tsa says it has collected more than $400,000 from spare change left at security check points. right now tsa agents can pocket any loose change left behind that might be changing as well. a georgia congressman is cosponsoring a bill that would r
in 95, and economy was not that great, i grew up in the bush years, and bill clinton was elected. it was a new change, i think a lot of young people felt the same way about obama, they bought into that remant simp row. >> he was such an "avatar" for people's hopes and dreams. >>a it almost manifested itself. he might have said something but somebody thought so much grander of, that he will solve all my problems and make my life better, he had a tough couple of months starting with nsa candle with young people, he is listening to my cell phone, and raising my premiums they don't like him. melissa: if you promise to solve everyone's problems, you know you are lying, older adults know you are lying they have fallen for this before. as a politician, how did i change that? >> it is never going to change, a formula that has been here for sensories, it is so true. they won't change, because they are going to be that underlying belief, maybe this will be the person that will solve our problems. melissa: if kids are sick of president obama do they believe in republicans, are they looking
oba at the beginning and said we are going to change those policies. i'm not george w. bush. we haven't see things go well under him. 73 per of casualties in afghanistan happened up president obama. that's five years of horrific things happening in and. we are seeing iraq fall apart. afghanistan isn't in good shape and we have seen things change. katie pavllic, thank you. martha: a liftoff that insiders have calling a game changer. it is a private rocket now blasting off into space. i'll tell you who sent it there. bill: a man trapped under water found alive after three days. and now we can show you the incredible rescue. he is alive. bill: private aerospace company space-x is blasting off from a rented nasa pad in florida. mostly they have been running cargo missions. but today marks the first time a major satellite operation is in orbit. martha: this is a nasty winter storm slamming parts of the rockies and the northern plains. this is a scene in sheraton, which. winter has hit sheraton in a big way. whiteout conditions and the snow is falling. truckers are saying they are having a
column. it's amazing. it points out all the flaws with president obama. the man had never had any private sector experience. the people he surrounds himself have no private -- almost no private sector experience. much less than bush or any of the prior presidents. and that's the problem. >> isn't he a british guy? >> no, he's a canadian. >> okay. >> he may be an american. i don't know if he's american. whatever. the guy is a brilliant writer, and he nails what's going on with obama care and president obama's presidency to the tee, to the wall. bob, you may want to read that and at least have an open mind when you do. >> and kimberly -- >> i have an open mind. do you think you have an open mind? >> kimberly, if you're in a reading mood tonight, would you consider re-reading peggy noonan's blog last night which was along the same lines which is about low information readership? >> you mean read it for the third time? i'm way ahead of you. chop, chop. >> if they're beating up on barack obama, it's a really gutsy thing to do. >> as if he hasn't been beating up and saying nasty things about pe
. am for him. george h.w. bush had to get george w. bush to fire john sununu because he couldn't do it. i think obama. my own sense and john has forgotten more about this than i know, my sense is that if you become president when you are 45, 46-years-old and you've had the background obama had personally, you are probably pretty confident in your judgment. >> i would say one other thing after five years. we are now at the five 84 mark, i got the same people. they're tired. >> i think i got a lot of energy. i was pretty tired after two years. i think that's one of the issues which worries me. you know, this is america. you do get tired. >> working is such a trial. that's an issue. >> seven days a week. >> it's a greened none of us can understand. you can't understand it until you walk through those gates. no one can understand it. mark mcken none said it. i think to robert gibbs, he was walking n. februarys was out. he basically said, welcome to hell. here are the kids. >> remember that evening we had with him when he was talking about the incoming, he literally could not find words to
recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has secured here in washington, the gap in the highway trust fund has been growing and conditions of our roads, bridges and transit systems have been deteriorating. this puts america at a competitive disadvantage, complicates the movement of goods and people and contributes to congestion and pollution. at the same time, the needs grow, the resources are in significant decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands are increasing a
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